News headlines today: Dec. 5, 2018

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Said the US capitol this morning the body of George Herbert Walker Bush and lying in state in the rug donned. Dignitaries politicians and regular citizens who have waited to pay their respects later this morning the funeral for the 41 president will be held at Washington's national cathedral. To be the first time all living presidents will be together since president trumps inauguration. After the funeral push his casket will return to joint base Andrews for the fleet back to Houston. He'll then lined her pose at saint Martin's episcopal church were First Lady Barbara Bush his funeral was held in April. Resident drums declared today a national day of mourning. Special counsel Robert Muller's office is now recommending no prison time performer trump national security advisor Michael play and prosecutors say he is provided quote substantial assistance in the investigation. Russia's president is warning of a new arms race but a mere Putin says that at the US begins building new intermediate range nuclear missiles his country will do the same. US is withdrawing from a treaty covering those weapons accusing Russia of breaking the treaty. At a party a treaty that two parties. Only one of which was compliant. Its patent agreement that's. That's just self restraint. Stock markets are closed today for the national day of mourning the day after uncertainty over the trade war troops sent the Dow tumbling nearly 800 points. New allegations against the former head of CBS Les Moonves destroyed evidence in misled investigators looking into claims of sexual misconduct against him the New York Times reports that's the conclusion reached by lawyers hired by CBS to look into whether Moonves who was forced to step down in September was still entitled to a 120 million dollar severance package the lawyers also said they found moon -- engaged in multiple acts of serious non consensual sexual misconduct and attorney for Moonves says he denied any non consensual sexual relations. And. Protesters in Wisconsin governor Scott Walker lit up the state Christmas street. Republican lawmakers are working on a package of bills in the lame duck session. To limit the powers of the incoming governor and attorney general. Eighty I don't know. For the Oscars are getting some parts. Comedian Kevin Hart has been picked to host the 2019 Academy Awards. He says it's a job that's been on his list of dreams for years. He broke the news to his 66 million followers on him to Graham writing. I am so happy to say that the day has finally come for me to host the Oscars and I am blown away simply because this is been a goal on my list for a long time. To be able to join the legendary list of hosts that have graced backstage. Is unbelievable. I'm meteorologist rob Marciano on the ABC news weather center we're tracking a couple of things first are a weak disturbance causing all sorts of problems on the roads and Iowa yesterday ice. 380 check out there's not one to three accidents. Spin out some people up flying out of control Downey Anderson handled glazing of ice. And now we're told nobody injured and those accidents was still scary nonetheless and not just west of Saint Louis and snow is little disturbances rolling across that the mid Atlantic. Hand action DC. All the services have visited museum you are bigger storm is going to be out west. That is impacting California at the moment slow start and an accelerating as we get closer to the weekend with heavy rain getting into Southern California. A heavy how heavy amounts know as well but that doesn't clear so cal really until. Tomorrow manic. Enters the planes pretty quickly and there are some. Not just heavy rain across the Gulf Coast including Houston maybe some flooding. But cold enough air in place across southern plains and mid south to where we'll see some case. From Mike Lubbock Texas Oklahoma City mostly north the red river valley beginning this Sunday. Getting in few parts of previous North Atlantic into the Tennessee valley thanks Carolina so lots of these Dell's much out with this but I'll winter storm actually coming through. Look at swath of countries get towards the weekend.

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